Anglo-Saxon name Halloway comes from the family having resided as inhabitants at the hollow-way or holy way. Halloway is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names.
Early Origins of the Halloway family
hundred of Ossulstone. Today, it is part of Greater London. There are a few different possible origins of the place name but the generally accepted origin is from the Old English words hol + weg which evolved to mean "the road with a hollow." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) One of the first listings of the district was in 1307, when it was listed as Le Holeweye.
Early History of the Halloway family
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Halloway Spelling Variations
spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Holloway, Hollway, Holoway, Hollaway, Hollywood and others.
Early Notables of the Halloway family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Halloway family to Ireland
Some of the Halloway family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Halloway family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Halloways to arrive on North American shores:
Halloway Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Halloway Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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